Anne Collier USA, b. 1970


Over the past two decades Anne Collier (b. 1970, Los Angeles) has developed a complex body of work that considers our social and cultural relationships with images and with the medium of photography itself. Central to Collier’s ongoing project is a consideration of the emotional and psychological attachments that we develop with images, and how these (auto)biographical narratives relate to photography’s inherent relationship with memory, melancholia and loss. Throughout her work Collier seeks to privilege the relationship between gender and image-making, whilst simultaneously maintaining a tension between the ’objective’, almost forensiclike depiction of her subjects and the often fraught and highly emotive nature of the images and objects that she re-presents.

Anne Collier currently lives and works in New York. She received a BFA from CalArts, Valencia, in 1993, and an MFA from UCLA, Los Angeles, in 2001. Her work was previously exhibited in Korea at the Gwangju Biennale (2010); the Daegu Photo Biennale (2018); and at Gallery Baton, Seoul, in the 2020 exhibition ‘A Little After The Millennium’.